Anyway, I usually take a stroll through the children's section to see if there's anything there that I just can't live without. Usually there isn't -- but not last time! I found a new old favorite: A Visitor for Bear, written by Bonny Becker and illustrated by Kady Macdonald Denton.
As Sara would say, I WAHVS it!
The story is sweet (how I love that mouse!) and the illustrations are enchanting. (Did I just say "enchanting?" Why yes, yes I did.) I am crossing my fingers that they make it into a short animated movie -- seriously, I would go. Twice. By myself.
Anyway, if you -- like me -- are a sucker for sweet and clever children's books, and you just happen to have a child to buy it for, I highly recommend A Visitor for Bear.
I WAHVS it!